South Granville Shopping - South Granville Walking Tour

Granville Island Public Market
Granville Island Public Market.

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South Granville is one of Vancouver's premiere urban shopping destinations.

Nestled in the heart of Fairview and stretching along Granville St. from the south side of Granville Bridge to W 16th Avenue, South Granville is packed with great fashion, furniture stores, art galleries, and shops of every kind.

South Granville has everything from famous, international stores to small, unique local businesses. It's a perfect place to shop for fashion, antique and modern furniture, home accessories and cookware, and contemporary art. There are so many art galleries along South Granville that it's often called "Gallery Row."

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Start at W 14th Avenue and Granville St. - Fuel up at Meinhardt

South Granville Street shopping Vancouver
Photo by Dana Lynch

Start your shopping day at the corner of Granville St. and W 14th Avenue with breakfast or lunch at Meinhardt.

This family-owned grocery and bakery is a local landmark. Small but packed-to-the-rafters with an enormous collection of gourmet food items, Meinhardt has a delicious, prepared-food section perfect for brunch or lunch--you can eat at one of the tables outside--and a bakery annex, Picnic, with decadent pastries and coffee.

Across the street you'll find 18 Karat, a home accessories store with unusual modern and organic items, and the first of South Granville's many art galleries, Windsor Gallery and Bau Xi Gallery, Vancouver's oldest contemporary art gallery and a South Granville resident since 1972.

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Shop in Style at Misch - W 14th Ave to W 13th Ave

South Granville Street shopping Vancouver
Image Courtesy of Misch

Walk north from Meinhardt and start shopping!

For women who love fashion, high-end Misch is a must-visit. This charming, New York-style boutique specializes in hard-to-find labels and emerging designers, and always has something gorgeous on display.

Love shoes? Two doors up from Misch, you'll find Lord's, a mix of high-end and mid-range shoes and accessories, and Vancouver's only Anthropologie.

Across the street, you'll find BC's first (and currently only) Williams-Sonoma.

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Bring Colour to Your Home at Bacci's - W 13th Ave to W 12th Ave

South Granville Street shopping Vancouver
Photo by Dana Lynch

In the block from W 13th Ave to W 12th Ave, you'll find more fashion at local shops like the popular Freedman Shoes and the less-expensive Canadian chain TNA.

Cross W 12th Ave and stop at Bacci's. Another unique, locally-owned gem, Bacci's embodies South Granville perfectly: its a combination of designer fashions for the body and the home.

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Luxuriate in Designer Fashion at Boboli - W 12th Ave to W 11th Ave

South Granville Street shopping Vancouver
Photo by Dana Lynch

Next door to Bacci's is Boboli, whose stone entrance is the most famous store facade on South Granville.

Boboli is serious designer fashion for men and women, carrying brands like Issey Miyake, Robert Cavalli, Armani, Girbaud and Valentino.

Max Mara is just up from Boboli. Across the street you'll find Lucky Brand Jeans and Canada's first Eileen Fisher store.

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More Fashion at Ashia Mode - W 11th Ave to Broadway

South Granville Street shopping Vancouver
Photo by Dana Lynch

Cross W 11th Avenue and keep waking north and you'll find Ashia Mode, a unique collection of high- and mid-range women's fashions.

Across the street are several name-brand stores, including DKNY for men and women and Ecco shoes.

Between 10th Avenue and Broadway, you'll find Pottery Barn, Chapters books, and Restoration Hardware.

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See the Art on Gallery Row - Broadway to W 8th Ave

South Granville Street shopping Vancouver
Photo by Dana Lynch

Head north on Granville Street (cross W Broadway) here you'll see several of the contemporary art galleries that earned South Granville the moniker "Gallery Row," including Jacana Art Gallery, which gives special attention to Asian art, and Kurbatoff Gallery, which promotes Canadian artists.

Even if you're not in the market to buy art, these galleries are wonderful to visit.

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Find the Perfect Home Accent at Chachkas - Broadway to W 8th Ave

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Photo by Dana Lynch

Between the Kurbatoff Gallery and the Atelier Gallery is Chachkas, a boutique collection of accessories for you and your home.

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Furniture Galore - 8th Ave to Bridge

South Granville Street shopping Vancouver
Image Courtesy of Scott Landon Antiques (formerly Old Country Canada Antiques)

The blocks from W 8th Avenue to the Granville Bridge are a furniture shopper's dream.

Antique lovers can start at Scott Landon Antiques, while those with a modernist bent can explore Industrial Revolution, Canadian EQ3, and Urban Brick.

Want more shopping? Head under the Granville Bridge to Granville Island.

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